The Mikki Nail Clipper is designed with a safety stop which ensures that you do not cut off too much nail. Also, it has a spring loaded safety lock that allows for secure storage. Your pet’s claw has blood vessels known as the ‘quick’. It is important that you do not cut into this area. It is easy to locate the quick on animals with light coloured claws. For those with dark coloured claws it may be easier to locate the quick by looking on the underside of the nail – however if in doubt seek the advice of your vet or pet groomer. Hold your pet’s foot carefully and ensure that you are in complete control before starting to trim the nail. Begin cutting in one smooth action. If you are unsure, only cut off a small amount at a time. Keeping your pet’s nails trimmed is essential for good care and grooming.